Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 4 months ago

Roethlisberger's new contract signed last week is worth $99 million over five years, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Roethlisberger scrapped his previous contract in favor of this new agreement that will keep him with the Steelers through the 2019 season. While the two-time Super Bowl Champion will be handsomely rewarded throughout the duration of his latest deal, Roethlisberger is slated to earn $53 million in salaries and bonuses over the next two years. At 33 years old, Roethlisberger is coming off a career-best 4,952 passing yards and 32 touchdowns last season.

Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 4 months ago

Roethlisberger agreed to a contract extension with the Steelers on Friday.

The details of the contract are still forthcoming, but Big Ben was originally scheduled to earn $11.5 million next season. Coming off a career-best 4,952 passing yards in 2014 including 7.9 yards per attempt, it comes as no surprise the Steelers want to lock him up past 2015. Assuming he stays healthy, which hasn't been a problem throughout his career, Roethlisberger could be in line for another big campaign in 2015.

Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 7 months ago

Roethlisberger's agent said the quarterback will not require knee surgery during the offseason, NFL.com's Conor Orr reports.

Roethlisberger appeared to sustain some sort of knee ailment in the Steelers' Week 16 win over the Chiefs, but it didn't prevent him from suiting up for the final regular season game nor the Wild Card loss to the Ravens. While Roethlisberger will be held out of the Pro Bowl for precautionary purposes, the expectation is that he will enjoy a normal offseason and enter 2015 completely healthy.

Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 7 months ago

Roethlisberger completed 31-of-45 passes for 334 yards in Saturday's playoff loss to the Ravens. He threw a touchdown pass and ran for 16 yards but also threw two interceptions as well.

Roethlisberger put up more yards than he averaged in the regular season, but he could not do enough without LeVeon Bell to lead the Steelers to an opening-round victory. Roethlisberger put up the best numbers of his career this season, and he will be in prime position for another quality year in 2015 with all his primary weapons back in the fold.

Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 7 months ago

Roethlisberger completed 24-of-38 passes for 317 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception, in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Bengals.

Roethlisberger was far from perfect while playing through a minor illness, but his previously middling stats got a huge boost late in the fourth quarter, when Antonio Brown took an intermediate pass for a 63-yard, game-sealing touchdown. Roethlisberger had an odd mixture of massive and mediocre performances this year, but the end result is easily the finest statistical season of his career. He either set or matched personal bests in completion percentage (67.1), passing yards (4,952) and passing touchdowns (32). Roethlisberger's own excellent play was a huge factor, but it's not as if he's ever been the problem. After years of dealing with a mediocre supporting cast, Roethlisberger benefited immensely from the emergence of Le'Veon Bell, along with a strong offensive line. Bell suffered a hyperextended knee in Sunday's game, and while the injury doesn't sound overly serious, there's perhaps some chance that the Steelers' workhorse won't be ready for Saturday's playoff game against the Ravens. Last time the two rivals met, Roethlisberger torched Baltimore for 340 yards and six touchdowns.

Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 7 months ago

Roethlisberger completed 18-of-25 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's win over the Chiefs, but he took a huge hit in the third quarter that forced him back to the locker room to get his knee examined, though he returned before missing a snap, ESPN.com reports.

Roethlisberger returned from the injury to lead the Steelers on a 12-play, 70-yard drive that resulted in a field goal, and he didn't appear to be bothered by it later in the game. The good news is that he hasn't turned the ball over in three consecutive games, though on the flip side, he's thrown only one touchdown pass in the last two. Up next is a Week 17 matchup against the Bengals to determine the winner of the AFC North.

Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 7 months ago

Roethlisberger (not injury related) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

As usual, Roethlisberger showed up on the injury report, but once again he is good to go for this big game against the Chiefs.

Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 7 months ago

Roethlisberger completed 27-of-35 passes for 360 yards Sunday against the Falcons.

A big yardage game that surprisingly ended with zero touchdowns for Roethlisberger, as the Steelers' offense got by with two rushing touchdowns from Le'Veon Bell. It was only the second time this season that Roethlisberger failed to throw a touchdown pass, with the last one coming back in Week 2 against the Ravens. Up next is a Week 16 matchup against the Chiefs, who came into Sunday allowing the second-fewest passing yards per game in the NFL this season.

Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 7 months ago

Roethlisberger (not injury related) is active for Sunday's game at Atlanta.

Roethlisberger is often limited in practice, but it's usually not injury related. Rest assured that he is good to go for this game against the Falcons.

Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 8 months ago

Roethlisberger completed 25-of-39 passes for 350 yards and three touchdowns during Sunday's 42-21 win over the Bengals.

Roethlisberger connected with seven different receivers, throwing touchdown passes to wideout Martavius Bryant, running back Le'Veon Bell and tight end Heath Miller. Roethlisberger has put up some huge numbers in the second half of the season, throwing for at least 340 yards in five of the last six games, with a 19:5 TD:INT ratio over that span. He has a great matchup in Week 15 to keep his solid play going, as the Steelers will face a Falcons defense allowing the most passing yards per game in the NFL this season.